President Trump Answers Question About Iranian Gunboats Harassing U.S. Ships: “We’ll shoot them out of the water.”…

During the coronavirus task force briefing President Trump was asked about his tweet earlier in the day regarding Iranian gunboats harassing U.S. Navy Ships.  The President was unambiguous in his response: “We’ll shoot them out of the water”.

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107 Responses to President Trump Answers Question About Iranian Gunboats Harassing U.S. Ships: “We’ll shoot them out of the water.”…

  1. zorrorides says:

    Hooray for POTUS !

    Gee, ever’things a little more right with the world, now.

    Liked by 30 people

    • Can we put the entire CNN crew on the manifest first?

      Liked by 12 people

      • GB Bari says:

        Put them in the gunboats.

        “Live, from CNN. We ride along with Iranian navy as they harass US Navy ships in the Straits of Hormuz.”
        “Now we are approaching a US Navy frigate along with other Iranian gunboats. The object is to move in close and disrupt the…”

        (((((BOOM!!!!))))

        “Hello …hello….Are you still there? …. We seem to have lost the connection…”

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        • Greg1 says:

          You know, it would not seem out of character (if you can use the word character in ANY context as it pertains to cnn) for cnn to send a crew to go along with the Iranian navy doing that.

          It would also seem reasonable that, had they existed at the time, they could have been with Jane Fonda on the antiaircraft guns as American planes flew overhead during Vietnam.

          This picture and her quote sums it up.

          She praised communism, and the media do it in all but name.

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        • JL says:

          You forgot to put “brave” in front of Iranian, and dastardly in front of “US Navy”.

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          • ssbishop says:

            Sec John (who served in Vietnam) Kerry has arranged for James Taylor to sing for the mullahs, so all will be resolved without further conflict as long as they get a couple more pallets of unmarked bills.

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      • Kate says:

        I remember when Wolf Blitzer did something similar during the 1st Gulf War Locked Down.
        He got by with it too.

        Liked by 1 person

    • It’s going to get better and better… mark these words.

      Because President Trump.

      Liked by 9 people

      • Doug Amos says:

        It’s already getting better. Anytime you can put NFL football players, Hollywood entertainers, teachers and carbon footprint frauds out of business you are on the right track. The air in LA has never been so clear; for lots of reasons.

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        • Yep, and i bet a dollar that Iran doesn’t test PDJT on his threat. They will stand down.

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          • mac says:

            WTPW, you’re right. They’re gutless cowards. I strongly doubt they will give the Navy any excuse to shoot at them, but if they do, it will only take one being blasted to Hell and that will put paid to their nonsense. They won’t try it twice.

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            • cali says:

              @mac: ^^^^^^^^This!

              Checking in with the Iranian citizens on social media they welcome president Trump’s decision to cripple the beloved mullahs of Hussein, Kerry and Jarrett et al..

              I’m sure Ben Rhodes hardest hit out of many! 🙂

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              • Yep, the few Iranian Americans ive met over the years said that a large majority of the Iranian people are pro America.

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                • mac says:

                  WTPW, my experience is the same. From what I understand now, their up-close-and-personal experience of Muslim theocratic corruption has made the average Iranian absolutely despise Islam. I suspect that if the Iranian people can ever get the upper hand on the mullahs, there are going to be a lot of those bastards decorating trees and lampposts and a lot of mosques burned to the ground. Romania’s “Ceaucescu moment” is going to look like a tea party by comparison.

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    • Bob Parker says:

      Let’s see……… H2 Miss
      G3……….. Miss
      J2…… HIT HEY!! YOU JUST SUNK AN IRANIAN BATTLESHIP!!

      Oils’ well that ends well.

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    • ssbishop says:

      Settle down. POTUS will still need approval from Sec. John (who served in Vietnam) Kerry after he confers with the ‘moderate’ Iranian leadership before authorizing such a harsh response on the Iranian gun boats.

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    • mike says:

      Sounds like an indirect warning for China, too.
      China has repeatedly collided, or even murdered people about their criminally disputed waters. (criminally disputed waters – not even close, more like militant Japan pre-WWII)

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  2. bluenova1971 says:

    That’ll get oil up 🙂

    Liked by 17 people

  3. Knew this was coming . . . the Navy’s patience is at an end with these fools.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Edward says:

      Problem is that if Navy continues to allow these approaches, someday the Shia Nazis are going to unload, and then it will be USS Cole redux several times over. IIRC, the Cole didn’t even have its top guns loaded at the time of that attack, and, the ship had no companion ships to help guard the situation. Time to go Ronald Reagan and end the existence of the Iranian Navy.

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      • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

        Navy, shmavy…
        They have hundreds or thousands of those lil skiffs or dinghies, with either guns or missiles. The idea is for them to swarm attack a vessel, overcoming the defenses by sheer numbers. Miniguns and railguns, computer-controlled, MAY be able to ward them off, coupled with dozens of ship to ship missiles. Maybe.
        I suspect that some of the craft are floating motorised bombs, too…
        If any shooting is done, the USN will have to preemptatively take them out in their berths and boathouses.

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      • mikeyboo says:

        “end the existence of the Iranian Navy.”
        Why stop with their Navy? Yo! Iran-never kid a kidder.

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  4. Elric VIII says:

    There is a precedent: See “Operation Praying Mantis.”

    Liked by 7 people

  5. Knew this was coming . . . the Navy’s patience with these fools is at an end.

    Liked by 5 people

  6. dufrst says:

    It’s that simple. So refreshing to have a President that knows we have the biggest stick and is willing to prove it, instead of these patsies we had in the past that gave waaay too much respect to these backward regimes!

    Liked by 14 people

    • ann says:

      Yes dufirst.

      , unlike some former administrations, WH staff & politicised Pentagon brass aren’t making calls that properly belong to commanders on the spot. .
      I, not a soldier, but can readily imagine trusting my Captain, pr Major, etc, not have our troops & their actions determined by lifetime political operators; civilians who’ve never known the responsibility of command.

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  7. Tiffthis says:

    Dammmmmmmmmn 💥!!!!! Daddy dollars ain’t playin’ 💯💪🏼🇺🇸

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  8. JohnCasper says:

    Remember The Cole!

    Quote “On 12 October 2000, while at anchor in Aden, Cole was attacked by Al-Qaeda suicide bombers, who sailed a small boat near the destroyer and detonated explosive charges. The blast created a hole in the port side of the ship about 40 feet (12 m) in diameter, killing 17 crew members and injuring 39. The ship was under the command of Commander Kirk Lippold. “

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  9. Rock Knutne says:

    Just listened to the Lou Dobbs – John Solomon interview.

    I believe President Trump way more than Dobbs or Solomon.

    When BPE (Best President Ever) draws a line. Death to sh1theads usually follows.

    M🇺🇸A🇺🇸G🇺🇸A

    Liked by 16 people

  10. Monadnock says:

    Good – hope they don’t take the hint 🙂

    Liked by 9 people

  11. YeahYouRight says:

    What an upgrade from pallets of cash and our sailors taken hostage until 0bama and Kerry say, “pretty please!”

    Liked by 20 people

  12. Patience says:

    “You’re FIREd !” ~Donald J Trump

    “FIRE !!!” ~President Donald J Trump

    >He’s a natural

    Liked by 12 people

  13. bearsgrrr says:

    Love our POTUS! Doesn’t the Commander in Chief have something to say about rules of engagement?

    Liked by 6 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Ultimately yes.

      I trust President Trump to listen carefully to all of his military advisers (Generals, Admirals, intel officials) and make an instinctually smart decision.

      Liked by 3 people

  14. freepetta says:

    Bet the Lamestream media didn’t like PDJT’S answer. 💁🏻‍♀️

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Skidroe says:

    Aim those Navy guns a little more in towards land!

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Bogeyfree says:

    Notice the timing……..

    First question is Iran leadership weakened by CV? Is PT ready for a fight?

    Just yesterday Netanyahu and his challenger agree to new government terms whereby Netanyahu rules for 18 more months.

    Maybe PT needed to pause before putting out this warning tweet to ensure he knows who would be in charge and calling the shots for Israel in the event things flare up with Iran.

    Coincidence? Maybe / Maybe Not

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  17. Ahh Chanel Rion from AAON. Great question too!
    Whatever happened with that dust up with her vs. the sodomites running the press pass “lottery” for seats in the room? Looks like she won, for now.

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  18. hpushkin says:

    Wasn’t this the Russian approach to Somali pirates around the Horn of Africa, at least some of them? Or am I mistaken?

    Liked by 5 people

    • dd_sc says:

      That’s always been the Russian approach. When they had some people kidnapped in the Middle East back in the 80’s (when keeping hostages was the in thing with terrorists) the GRU immediately took a chainsaw to a couple of the terrorist leader’s family members. Russians got their people back the next day.

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  19. Jase says:

    I love these new Rules of Engagement.

    Rule 1: If threatened, immediately eliminate threat.
    Rule 2: See Rule 1.

    Liked by 18 people

  20. Come to think of it, we haven’t seen Skipper Kerry in a while…

    Liked by 6 people

  21. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “The President was unambiguous in his response: “We’ll shoot them out of the water”.”

    Did he forget that he used to not want to telegraph his military intentions in regards to what the United States would or would not do? (mini-/s… I don’t think so)

    Whatever – in this situation either way works for me. We could save ourselves some ammunition and those vessels will just stay away. Or, they can be stupid and our sailors will get some live fire training with real targets. The Iranians cannot say that they were not warned.

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  22. California Joe says:

    From what I’ve seen over the last 50 years or so most Navy commanders are complete gutless wonders! Throw in a few Coast Guard too with the Russian sailor incident off Nova Scotia!

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    • Pretty bold statement.
      How do you feel about U.S. fighter pilots not engaging when taunted by the enemy?
      Are they gutless, as well?
      Give me a break.

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    • James says:

      I am surprised no one here or the press have not noticed that President Trump refereed to our boats,they are ships.I myself do not care one way or the other.but know how the press will nitpick everything he says or does. I want to be the first one to see the video when they take one of those gunboats out. There is a saying in the Navy about why you never call them a boat,I do not remember what it is.

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    • Correct CalJoe when you selected out Commanders in your “gutless” comment. Because an Enlisted man wouldn’t sit still for that talk. Obama ran off the straight shooting Commanders, and Bush selectively promoted the PC/UN-style Commanders. Trump is trying to change that with his actions, his support for decentralized decision making, and his speeches to military college grads.

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      • Commanders that follow orders, including absurd rules of engagement, are not gutless.
        The politics changed to make war “humane” and “palatable” for the 5:00 news.
        We know war is NOT nice.
        Quit trashing our warriors, already.

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  23. MustangBlues says:

    President Trump’s administration is making an American Legend,

    We are living in a miracle time.

    Liked by 7 people

  24. Cathy M. says:

    “Top Pentagon leaders Wednesday called President Trump’s tweet instructing the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy “any and all Iranian gunboats” if they harassed its ships “an important warning” and “perfect.”
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/22/pentagon-leaders-say-trumps-warning-to-iran-is-important-perfect/

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    • retiredseabee says:

      Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. John Hyten:

      “If you come across and you are in a safe distance and you’re waiting, that’s one thing. If you have a gun and point it at me, that’s another thing. We know exactly what that means. So if you cross that line, we know what that line is and we will respond. We don’t need any more direction in order to do that. I think the president’s message was crystal clear and we don’t need any more actions”

      Liked by 5 people

  25. Alli says:

    “We know more about Iran than Iran knows about itself” love it!

    Liked by 6 people

  26. I have always wondered if the Iranians were using these harassment tactics to “Condition” US Naval forces into a false sense of security which they could use to commit an attack similar to the one that damaged the USS Cole.

    I’m happy to see that President Trump gave our ships an authorization to use lethal force on those annoying gnats.

    Liked by 9 people

    • amjean says:

      I suspect Iran had a lapse of memory as to who is now president and are making threats for cash.

      Liked by 2 people

      • RJ says:

        Maybe Swift boat captain John (I’m a traitor…only you don’t know it!) Kerry can visit Iran and take out a small crew on one of those surface crafts to show the Iranians just how it is done…with a special guest on board who takes pictures prior to departing shore…and that would be none other than Miss Jane Fonda.

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  27. jay says:

    Hmm Let’s compare. Biden would require evidence, a hearing, a 12 million dollar inquiry into the matter before he took action.

    Good grief, even Bin Laden would agree. Biden is an idiot.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/osama-bin-laden-wanted-to-kill-obama-so-biden-would-be-president-declassified-docs-show

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  28. TwoLaine says:

    I am the Commander-in-Chief. Rules of Engagement come from me.

    Liked by 4 people

  29. fredd says:

    new here .. would someone splain SVG

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    • ms doodlebug says:

      I think it’s VSG often followed by PDJT = Very Stable Genius President Donald J Trump. It’s just another silly acronym that was probably in response to never-trumper thumpers saying he’s unstable. Personally, I think PDJT says it all just fine.

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  30. mdaush says:

    We can give ’em ventilators or give ’em hell……their choice!

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Skip says:

    Q wrote some time ago that Iran was 3rd in line; well from my calculations they are now #1… Isn’t it great they are now #1… on the plate…. I think dinner bell is ringing all them to come home… Ya know who is last???

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  32. revarmegeddontthunderbird says:

    Way better than Obama’s plan…surrender, secretly give them billions in cash, apologize to them in front of the world, and let them make nukes….then they will like us…..not

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  33. I am amazed that any naval commander would let any potentially hostile ship get that close. Guess the lawyers on board wanted to wait until one impacted on the ship before allowing the crew to defend themselves. Warning shot at 1000 meters, kill shot at 950. You have no way of knowing what they are going to do. You can bet that they could never get that close to a carrier battle group.

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    • InAz says:

      Randolph Oberlin

      I agree with you. I was wondering why the US Navy allowed the Iranians to harass them. The military is still full of Obamination boot lickers, and possibly the commander of the Navy ship is one such boot licker.

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  34. GB Bari says:

    I still completely disagree with the law prohibiting merchant vessels from carrying defensive weapons on board, such as 50 caliber machine guns, 20mm cannon, etc.

    Every ship should be able to defend itself from pirates or illegal aggression by forces from rogue nations. The logistics required to so equip vessels that are scheduled to navigate in known dangerous waters are not complex.

    I would venture that there are plenty of former military-trained / ex-Navy men who would be interested in participating in and managing such efforts on merchant cargo ships.

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  35. Garavaglia says:

    Lots of ra ra go team here..but we will not be firing on Iranian vessels in international waters. Maybe retaliatory strikes..but nothing will happen until (maybe) Iran inflicts damage 1st.

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    • sturmudgeon says:

      Garavaglia… not so fast… remember, dems are big on the word “intent”… I believe that if the threat is real, our Navy will now fire first.

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